High School: IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
Recruiting Status: Signed with Oregon [press release]
Notes: Prior to her senior year, she attended Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH). Her older sister, Olivia VanSlooten, played basketball at High Point (2016–2020). Her father, Jon VanSlooten, was a backup quarterback on the Western Michigan football team (1983–1986) under head coach Jack Harbaugh.
Recruiting Summary for Grace VanSlooten
offers in 2018:
- June: Toledo (first D-I offer), Miami (OH), Xavier
- July: Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State
- August: Indiana, Michigan State, Western Michigan
offers in 2019:
- May: Marquette, Purdue, Tennessee, West Virginia
- June: DePaul, Illinois, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Northwestern, Pitt
- July: Arizona, Boston College, Clemson, Dayton, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia Tech
- August: Iowa State
- November: Penn State
offers in 2020:
- May: Arizona State, Mississippi State
- June: UCLA, Florida State, Gonzaga, LSU, Maryland, Southern Cal
- July: Duke, Minnesota
- August: Stanford
- September: Cal, Harvard, Missouri, Oregon
- October: Baylor, Texas Tech
November 8, 2020: announced top ten schools: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, UCLA, Clemson, Duke, Gonzaga, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon
June 2021 official visits: Oregon, Gonzaga, Arizona
September 10, 2021: announced top three schools: Gonzaga, LSU, Oregon
September 2021 official visit: LSU
October 7, 2021: committed to Oregon
Notre Dame Academy’s VanSlooten transferring to IMG Academy (WTOL, 5/7/2021)
“I just thought it was a great opportunity I couldn’t pass up and it had nothing to do with Notre Dame,” said VanSlooten. “I’ve loved coming here, but I’m looking to prepare for my next chapter and I think it was a really good opportunity.”
Last season, VanSlooten eclipsed the 1000th point mark in her career and helped lead the Eagles to a trip down to Dayton for the state final four.
Notre Dame’s VanSlooten is All-Blade girls player of the year (Toledo Blade, 4/2/2020)
Despite the shortened season, VanSlooten proved this year that she has become not only one of the top basketball players in the area, but in the country. She has been named The Blade’s girls basketball player of the year.
This season, VanSlooten averaged 15.9 points per game, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. She scored a season-high 25 points against Lima Senior on Dec. 12, and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds twice. She made 51 percent of her two-point attempts, recorded seven double-doubles and added in 67 total steals and 41 blocks. Defensively, she proved she can hang with guards on the perimeter or battle down low in the post. She was named a first team All-Ohio selection in Division I. . . .
She said she likely won’t make her final decision before her senior year, but hopes to have her list narrowed down in the fall.
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